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CATEGORY: Is Reality Digital or Analog? Essay Contest (2010-2011) [back]
TOPIC: Objective Reality of the Universe by Gagandeep Singh Bhatia [refresh]
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Author Gagandeep Singh Bhatia wrote on Feb. 2, 2011 @ 10:44 GMT
Essay Abstract

This essay will analyze the role played by the observer and measurement processes in our understanding of the reality. Measurement processes are both an aid and hindrance in our understanding of physical reality. These processes are helpful in regarding or disregarding new theoretical models. However, our dependence on quantification of physical quantities is inherent in theoretical models of the physical universe. The measurement processes are dependent on the physical disposition of the observer, and it is difficult to understand reality hidden behind such a reference frame.

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Gagandeep Singh Bhatia obtained his engineering degree from University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kanpur University (also csjm univ), majoring in computer science. Though working in the unrelated field of information technology sector, he is strongly inclined to Theoretical Physics. Also authored another FQXi essay titled 'Physics and limits of Human Thought' in 2009.

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basudeba wrote on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 13:28 GMT
Dear Sir,

Your post is very interesting. You say: "To measure length by visual observation (using light rays in classical sense), we will find that each ‘point observer’ may measure a different value of the length based on the observer’s relative position in space. However, the nature of such quantity (digital or analog) is same for all observers."

This is what Einstein wrote...

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Karl Coryat wrote on Feb. 8, 2011 @ 01:46 GMT
Gagandeep: I appreciate any viewpoint that acknowledges the limitations we observers are under, in trying to accurately describe observer-independent reality with a physical theory. I agree with you that the observer is an "interface" -- in my essay I take this quite literally and argue that information-based or fact-based reality is in fact a discrete phenomenon exclusive to the observer, and does not necessarily describe the observer-independent "nature," which appears in many ways to be continuous. Perhaps you may find my discussion interesting. Best....

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joseph markell wrote on Feb. 17, 2011 @ 02:46 GMT
Dear Gagandeep:

I really liked your last paragraph regarding your description of, physical reality, "...state of the quantity..." Also seeing the Flammarion woodcut was beautiful in my mind in the context of how much we don't know and need to learn.

Thank-you

joseph markell

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Peter Jackson wrote on Mar. 2, 2011 @ 23:17 GMT
Gagandeep

A very perceptive essay, and when we consider moving observers it starts to open the door to the workings of the universe! I hope you can read my own essay which explores through that door. Your view should be helpful in evaluating my perspective, and confirming if I really see what I think I see.

Yours is also somewhat equivalent to Georgina's, defining observed and concrete realities.

Best of luck

Peter

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